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John Elwood Armstrong
Male 1881 - 1971


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  • Birth  5 Sep 1881  Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1901  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer 
    Occupation  1911  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Labourer 
    Religion  1911  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-341354 
    Died  12 May 1971  Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  15 May 1971  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I341354  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  Robert Scott Armstrong,   b. CALC 2 Feb 1850, Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1929, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Barbara Ellen Watson,   b. 20 Feb 1858, Orono, Durham Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1928, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Jan 1878  Newcastle, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F248794  Group Sheet

    Family  Edith Foreman,   b. 1883, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1949, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Oct 1912  Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Robert W. Armstrong,   b. 1915, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1967, Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eva Mary Armstrong,   b. CALC 19 Oct 1919, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1921, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Agnes Armstrong
    Family ID  F248795  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John E. Armstrong Passes

      John E. Armstrong passed away in Paris Nursing Home last Wednesday. He was in his 90th year. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs, Robert Armstrong, John was a lifelong resident of Ayr prior to moving to Paris a short time ago. John's father was at one time reeve of Ayr and also held the seat of Waterloo County warden. For many years, Mr. Armstrong operated a stage coach and livery stable in Ayr. He later went into the garage and cartage business. The garage was located in the Premier-Spring building, Stanley Street. He hauled C.P.R. express and mail to and from the Ayr depot before the C.P.R. discontinued the service some years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Agnes) McLelland of Paris; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Henderson and Mrs. Mary Watkins, both of Ayr; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Edith Foreman in 1949, also a son Robert and daughter Eva. Funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon from the William Kipp Funeral Home, Paris. Rev. Robert Birtch of Princeton officiated. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were Heinz Phienel, Albert Wreaks, Stanley Wood, R. Daniels, Ben Ibele Sr., and Carl Nichols.

      The Ayr News 20 May 1971 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 7.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      John Elwood Armstrong Born: 5 Sep 1881 County: Northumberland Father: Robert S Armstrong Mother: Barbara Watson

    3. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 4.

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: John Elwood Armstrong Date of Birth: 5 Sep 1881 Gender: Male Birth Place: Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Robert S Armstrong Mother's name: Barbara Watson

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Robert S. Armstrong/ 1850 - 1929/ Barbara Watson his wife/ 1858 - 1928/ Eva Mary/ dau. of J. & E. Armstrong/ 1919 - 1921/ John E. Armstrong/ 1881 - 1971/ Edith Foreman/ wife of J. E. Armstrong/ 1883 - 1949/ Armstrong

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: John Ellwood Armstrong Age: 31 Birth Date: abt 1881 Marriage Date: 2 Oct 1912 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Robert S Armstrong Mother: Barbara Watson Spouse: Edith Foreman Spouse's Age: 27 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1885 Spouse Father: William Foreman Spouse Mother: Aggie Smith

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Sep 1881 - Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1901 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1911 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Oct 1912 - Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1971 - Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 May 1971 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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